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SESS involved active projects

BETTER-B (HE) - Improving Bees' Resilience to Stressors by Restoring Harmony and Balance 

  • Improving the resilience of beekeeping to abiotic stresses and adapting modern beekeeping practices and decision making to processes and mechanisms that apply in nature.

BFOOD-DK (LBST) - Documentation of flower resource availability and optimization of location and density of honey bee hives in Denmark

  • Enhancing the understanding of floral resource use by honey bees in Danish landscapes, and inventigating options for optimizing the availability of resources (pollen and nectar) through the location and density of bee colonies.

Field Ecospace (ICØL, LBST) - Consideration of nature in organic farming

  • Qualifying the possibility to document the organic farm contributions to support biodiversity and thus fulfilling the EU's objectives for increased biodiversity in arable land.

ApisRAM (EFSA) Honey-bee colony model for risk assessment 

  • An important project with a high international visibility, it is developing highly detailed simulations of a honey-bee colony. 

IPol-ERA (EFSA) - Development of roadmap for advancing the environmental risk assessment of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators

  • IPol-ERA aims to advance the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of chemicals (such as plant protection products, biocides, veterinary drugs, fertilisers) for insect pollinators. The project will address current risk assessment challenges related to systems approacjeds and ensure preparedness for future challenges.

Organic+ (GUDP) Demonstrating and improving the benefit of organic farming on biodiversity and the environment

  • Organic+ aims to use computer simulations and field monitoring to investigate landscape level changes in biodiversity following implementation of sustainable biodiversity enhancing measures in five case areas differing in landscape context and managed by three organic enterprises.  

Next generation flower strips (DEPA) - Next generation flower strips: crop-tailored mixtures for IPM and pollinators

  • This project aims to fill the flower strip knowledge gaps and make it possible to design species mixtures consisting of plants aimed at relevant pollinators and natural enemies.

MUSBERA (DEPA) - Implementation and communication of a MUltiple-Stressor Bee Environmental Risk Assessment

  • MUSBERA aims to define a method of implementing the new ERA approach and evaluate the implications for Denmark and populations of honey and solitary bees.

EcoStack (H2020) - Stacking of ecosystems services: mechanisms and interactions for optimal crop protection, pollination enhancement, and productivity

  • EcoStack aims to develop and support ecologically, economically and socially sustainable crop production via stacking and protection of functional biodiversity

B-GOOD (H2020) - Giving Beekeeping Guidance by cOmputatiOnal-assisted Decision making

  • B-GOOD has the overall goal to provide guidance for beekeepers and help them make better and more informed decisions.

BatPER (DEPA) - Bat pesticide exposure risk in agricultural settings

  • This project aims to examine the potential risk of dermal and inhalation exposure for bats in Danish agricultural landscape habitats, including orchards.

SESS engages in several ongoing projects on national and international scale. The team collaborates with elite university partners, environmental proctection agencies and authorities, as well as skilled enterprises, consultancies and NGOs.
SESS takes part in projects funded by Danish and other national agencies and funding bodies, The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA), and European Commission programmes as Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.